This can be related to the influence of clay on carbonate particles that appeared in clay size
, could not act as clay particles specific particle surface and hence the water content.
The distribution of the clay size
fraction is somewhat irregular, particularly in Pits 1-07 and 2-07, and in the lower horizons of Pit 18-03.
Weathering sequence of clay size
minerals in soils and sediments.
The occurrence of quartz grains of sand to clay size
in the laterite / bauxite zones could be due to harder nature of the quartz, and its origin might owe to the igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary source rocks (Greensmith, 1989).
Different mechanisms have been suggested to account for this textural control of SOC retention, including higher sorption area as clay content increases, resulting in larger SOC pools in the clay size
(Zinn et al.
The index properties of tested soil samples Specific Natural Liquid Plastic Location Gravity Moisture Limit Limit Gs [W.sub.N] (%) LL (%) PL (%) WP-1 256 45.50 85 41 WP-2 256 45.07 88 43 WP-3 266 45.12 55 32 Plasticity Shrinkage Liquidity Clay Size
Location Index Limit Index Fraction PI (%) SL (%) LI < 2 m (%) WP-1 44 16 0.10 32 WP-2 45 13 0.05 46 WP-3 24 14 0.57 15 Table 2.
Furthermore, according to torsional ring shear tests by Stark and Eid  the value of [phi]' may decrease by 4' as the clay size
fraction increases from less than 20% to more than 50% or as effective normal stress increases from less than 50 kPa to more than 400 kPa.
This investigation was conducted on the whole soil and sand, silt, and clay size
fractions of surface (0-10 cm) horizons of 7 soils (Table 1).
X-ray methods are fast and statistically justified, as X-ray diffraction peaks average diffraction effects from billions of individual clay size
The rate of loss of organic C from the clay size
fraction is generally lower than that from the other fractions and the whole soil (Table 5) (Dalal and Mayer 1986b, 1986c, 1986d; Parton et al.